Death of Homer Hargis.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
September 9, 1897 Page 8:
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Death of Homer Hargis.

Little Homer Hargis, the five year old son of Capt. And Mrs. R. R. Hargis, died at the home of his parents at Cass Station yesterday morning about one o’clock, of diphtheria. The little one has been quite sick for several days and everything was done for him, and the fond parents hoped against hope for his recovery, but the dread disease grew upon him until death relieved his suffering as stated above. The funeral service was conducted by Dr. W. H. Patterson and the remains laid to rest at the family burial ground yesterday evening. Capt. and Mrs. Hargis have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement.

“Cass Station”
Many hearts were made sad last Tuesday night when little Homer Hargis’s spirit passed out of this world for that better and brighter one where he will never know any pain or sickness; and where his life will shine still more perfect. Little Homer was stricken with diphtheria about ten days previous to his death. Homer will be missed, as he was the favorite of the house and was a very bright child and was his father’s daily companion and we all miss him coming to the office with his father every day for the mail. Little Homer was five years old and was the youngest child. In his last moments he was perfectly conscious of everything and told those that were by his bedside that he was going to die; and called his mother and father to him and put his arms around them and said mama and papa let me love you a little and hugged and kissed them both. Our sympathies go out to the bereaved ones, and can only point them to Him who alone can comfort them in this hour of sadness. And may it be one more link to bind them nearer to heaven.


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